Rick Grimes is a force of nature that only a Negan A-Bomb can slow down. The build-up to the mid-season finale is real, and nothing confirmed that more than Rick’s opening monologue from Sunday’s episode of ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘The King, The Widow, And Rick.’
Jadis and The Scavengers could be the most interesting group in The Walking Dead Universe. What was up with the naked sculpting? I digress, the point of Sunday night’s episode was to push your moral compass in a direction and from the cast to the crew of the show, the team accomplished that in spades. Tom Payne led the debate as Jesus, along with Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon.
Remarks about ‘The King, The Widow, And Rick’
- If anyone has watched ‘Patch Adams,’ then you know that Carl is not going to last long with Siddiq.
- Gregory was on the receiving end of a plot-twist, and it felt so good.
- Maggie Greene is quickly climbing the charts as the most bad-ass character on the show.
The best part of the episode was the plotline with Michonne and Rosita. There were suspense, action and two WTF moments. This is what happens when the writers; Angela Kang and Corey Reed are at the top of their game. Creative deaths are a unique quality on ‘The Walking Dead’ and a rocket to the chest is how you make a statement.
The most effective change to this season is how the last episode involved several different groups. The world is too vast to have singular episodes and cuts create a faster pace and build drama. We can only hope this trend continues.
The closing speech booked the episode well. Maggie holding the baby was the appropriate amount of symbolism of life and death. Overall, a well-written episode that packed several punches.